ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando CP-855 Riberalta Airport (RIB)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Monday 9 June 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:Frigorifico Santa Rita
Registration: CP-855
MSN: 26948
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Riberalta Airport (RIB) (   Bolivia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport (RIB/SLRI), Bolivia
The left main gear and tail wheel failed to extend on approach. Attempts to extend the gear manually caused the lever to break.

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

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photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-CP-855
accident date: 09-06-1975
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: CP-855
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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